Recently, he made comments about Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton and his ability to lead. If the media and the general public's blood pressure rises every time Lavar spouts some remotely controversial opinion, the next 10-15 years are going to be a very unpleasant one.
After a win - his first in 18 days - to end a tense day in which his point guard's father said he'd lost his team, while his organization offered little public support, coach allowed himself a moment of levity. ESPN's coverage of Ball vs. Walton disgusts Van Gundy, who vows to protest the sports media giant January 19 before and during the Pistons' game against the Washington Wizards.
But, for once, the Lakers could finally smile and laugh after two and a half weeks of losing.
Walton empathized with that aspect of things for his players, and made his periodic case against social media.
"Somewhere, I guess in Lithuania, LaVar Ball is laughing at all of us". Not only that, but nearly every single thing they do is reported by the sports media to the point of oversaturation. "We can't control what's on the outside or who is talking on the outside". "... We just try to stay within this team and see how we can make each other better".
Lonzo was asked if his father ever expressed to him that Walton should not be the Lakers' coach.
Kerr also addressed Walton getting dragged into this.
Despite primary owner Jeanie Buss tweeting her support for Walton with the hashtag "InLukeWeTrust" on New Year's Eve, Walton's job security became a topic twice this past weekend.
Walton said he disagreed with the comments after Sunday's shootaround and received support from other National Basketball Association coaches, including Dallas', who publicly criticized ESPN for publishing the interview. "They say 'We don't want to".
Now there are other coaches in the league getting upset for ESPN publishing LaVar's remarks. He's a grown man. If you don't believe it, just ask me. "I can't [do] nothing about it".
"This is the world we live in now". Now they hope to build their first winning streak since December 9 by trying to beat the Sacramento Kings at home on Tuesday.
"I feel disgusting for Luke", Kerr said. "I am going to enjoy the night and get some sleep finally and then we got to let [the win] go". "They're 100% behind [us] and supporting what we're doing".
"I talked to people in the media this year". The people that matter to what we are trying to do is all in our room.